Are you looking to hire a skip in Somerset? Are you unsure about what you can and can't put in the skip? As a local skip hire company in Somerset, we get asked this question a lot. In this article, we'll explore what items you can dispose of in a skip, the regulations you need to follow, and how to dispose of other items that can't go in the skip.
At Skip Hire Somerset, we provide reliable and affordable skip hire services to local residents and businesses in Somerset. Our aim is to make it easy for you to dispose of your waste responsibly while keeping the environment in mind. We have a range of skip sizes to fit all your needs, whether you're clearing out your garden shed or renovating your home.
A skip is an ideal way to get rid of most types of household and commercial waste, including:
However, there are some types of waste that you cannot put into a skip, including:
When hiring a skip, it's important to follow some regulations to dispose of your waste legally and safely. Here are some of the main regulations you need to follow:
Permit: If you'll be putting your skip anywhere on the road, you'll need to get a permit from your council. We can provide assistance with this.
Max Height: You cannot fill your skip higher than the top of the sides. Overloading a skip can incur additional costs and could result in items falling out.
Max Weight: You must not exceed the maximum weight limit for the skip size you hire. To avoid this, you can select a skip size that fits your waste requirements.
Restricted items: We cannot accept certain items in our skips, as outlined above.
Location: The skip must be placed on private property where possible, and not obstructing any public amenities or walkways.
If you have items that cannot go into a skip, you can dispose of them through other channels. For example, you can take them to your local recycling centre or hire a specialist company to collect and recycle them. Here are some items that do not go into a skip:
Hazardous waste: This includes chemicals, batteries, asbestos, and oils.
Fridges and freezers: As these appliances contain hazardous gases that require specialist handling.
Fluorescent tubes: These contain hazardous materials that require specialist handling.
Tyres: These can be recycled by companies that specialize in tyre disposal.
Batteries: These can be disposed of through specialist companies or most recycling centres.
Clinical waste: This includes medical equipment or materials and must be handled through the appropriate waste management companies.
Paint and paint tins: This cannot go into a skip as it is classified as hazardous waste. However, it can be taken to your local recycling centre or disposed of through a specialist company.
If you need to dispose of waste and you're unsure about what goes into a skip, please get in touch with us. Our team of experts will be happy to help advise you on the best way to dispose of your waste. You can reach us via phone at 01373 593028 or email at [email protected]. You can also check out our website at skiphire-somerset.co.uk to see our range of skip sizes and get a quote.
In summary, a skip is a great way to dispose of most types of household and commercial waste. However, there are some types of waste that you cannot put in a skip, and regulations you need to follow to dispose of your waste legally and responsibly. If you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact us at Skip Hire Somerset. We're here to make waste disposal as easy and hassle-free as possible.